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The Rainbow Times’ Brook Rosini did a great write-up about our event, and interviewed honoree Joe Mannetti, for a piece published in their September issue.
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The New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Dorothy Awards. The first of its kind in our state and now in its 11th year, this prestigious award honors those among us who have made significant contributions to the LGBT community. Our 2014 honorees represent the ...
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During the lead up to the 10th annual event, Dorothy Awards committee members Michelle McCleary and Chris Thomas spoke on Connecticut Style about the event. See their video below!  
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This year’s silent auction is our strongest yet, thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses that donated to the event.  Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find this year among more than 70 items in this year’s array of items:   Theater tickets   This ...
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We are excited to welcome News 8’s Jocelyn Maminta as the host of this year’s Dorothy Awards! She is currently the station’s health and medical reporter. For those who don’t know Jocelyn, read on! You’ll see why we’re honored to have her as this year’s ...
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How did the two of you meet?   We love telling this story because it is so representative of who we are: We met in 1979 while doing political work against violence against women.  Leslie was co-coordinator of Hartford Interval House, a shelter for battered women, and Carolyn was on the ...
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The Dorothy Awards are always full of surprises, including some great entertainment. Enjoy a taste of what you can expect from the event by watching these clips recorded at recent events!   Frank DeMayo’s 2012 opening number (dubbed with the original recording):     The ...
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What first drew you to social work?   I graduated from college with a degree in psychology. My first job was at Yale Psychiatric Institute. I then went on to work in a community-based outpatient mental health clinic in Meriden. As an out gay man in the 1970s I was all too aware of the...
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Please explain what the Sweetheart Invitational is, for those who don’t know.   The Sweetheart Invitational is a 10-pin bowling event held annually around Valentine’s Day. Proceeds from the tournament – which brings together gay and straight bowlers alike – help ...
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The New Haven Pride Center (NHPC) is excited to announce the recipients of its prestigious 2013 Dorothy Awards, which honor members of the local community for their contributions to LGBT life. The 2013 Dorothy Awards will mark the tenth anniversary of this groundbreaking event, the first of its ...
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